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BBC Journalists on Second 24-Hour Strike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Many journalists at BBC are taking part in their second 24-hour strike within weeks. Members of the Britain’s National Union of Journalists began their strike to protest compulsory layoffs early Monday, just after midnight. The journalists’ union says the British broadcaster is not willing “to engage in finding reasonable resolutions” for those forced to leave. […]

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Pyongyang Seeks Return to Talks, 2005 Nuclear Agreement

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is repeating its call for an early resumption of six-party talks on its nuclear programs. In its first public comments since nuclear talks ended in New York last week, North Korea also said Monday it is ready to implement a 2005 agreement calling for it to abandon its nuclear programs. Pyongyang has been […]

Poland Receives Stolen World War Two Painting

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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A painting by prominent 19th-century Polish artist Aleksander Gierymski that went missing during World War Two has been returned to Poland. The painting, Jewish Woman Selling Oranges, was taken from the National Museum in Warsaw during the final months of the war. But the oil-on-canvas painting re-surfaced last November when it was among items put […]

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Airlift of Food for Somalia and Horn of Africa to Begin Tuesday

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. World Food Program will begin airlifting food to Somalia Tuesday. WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran says this will be the first airlift of food since the U.N. declared a famine in two parts of Somalia last week. The United Nations says “massive” action is needed to save millions of people living in the […]

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Prepares for Last Flight Home

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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NASA says Monday will be the last full day a space shuttle will spend docked at the International Space Station. On Sunday, the astronauts of space shuttle Atlantis finished packing two tons of old equipment and trash from the ISS into a cargo hauler for the return flight to Earth. The Italian-built cargo pod will […]

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Records Show Britain’s Cameron Kept Close Ties to Murdoch Officials

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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In Britain, newly released records show that Prime Minister David Cameron has kept a close relationship with key executives from Rupert Murdoch’s media empire at the center of a phone-hacking scandal. Mr. Cameron has disclosed that he met 26 times with officials of Murdoch’s News Corporation since becoming the country’s leader 14 months ago, more […]

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Space Shuttle, ISS Begin Equipment Transfer

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The crews aboard the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station Monday attached the 12.5-ton Raffaello multi-purpose module to the space station. The module is packed with more than 4 tons of spare parts, equipment, food and other supplies that will sustain space station operations through 2012. Meanwhile, the U.S. space agency NASA […]

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White House Releases Staff Salary Report

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The White House annual report on staffers’ salaries shows 21 employees will earn the maximum of $172,200 this year. The top salary group includes senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff William Daley and the director of speechwriting, Jon Favreau. The White House report released Friday reveals this year’s payroll for 454 staffers […]

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McCain Calls on US to Take Greater Role in South China Sea Disputes

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator John McCain says the United States must help nations in the Southeast Asian region boost their maritime forces to counter China’s “unsubstantiated” territorial claims in the South China Sea. Speaking in Washington late Monday, the former presidential candidate said he is troubled about Beijing’s increasingly assertive actions in the South China Sea, especially […]

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Hurricane Beatriz Threatens Mexican Coast

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Tropical Storm Beatriz has turned into a hurricane just before making landfall on the southwest coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the center of the storm is expected to move near the coast overnight before moving away late Tuesday. The hurricane has wind speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour. Beatriz […]

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